Monday, September 23, 2019

Piano lessons: Popular musical genres and beyond

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On Long Island, you get innumerable choices in private piano classes, and similar can be the experience when you have to pick a specific musical style for specialization. While choosing a course can be methodical, you need to listen to your inner calling to recognize which music you would enjoy playing the most on this percussion instrument.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Choosing the Best Style of Music for your Wedding Reception

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Your wedding reception is a very special occasion. It’s a time when you bring your friends and family together to celebrate and congratulate you on your new union as life partners together. If you want your reception to be fondly remembered by your guests and yourselves, then you need great wedding music to enhance the special moments of your big day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Prepare for The Coachella Valley Music Festival with These DIY Fashion Ideas

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is just months away and everyone’s excited. This April, every concert fan will get to watch live performances by chart-topping and indie artists. With a massive repertoire of bands and talents lined up this year, everyone is sure to have a memorable time. They can even get custom-made concert freebies and giveaways as souvenirs to show support for the event.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

How to Find Your First Dance Wedding Song

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This infographic on ‘How to Find Your First Dance Wedding Song’ offers helpful tips and advice about sourcing your first dance wedding song. It provides first dance song samples based on different music genres as well as gives great tips from experts in the field.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BTS Photos of Asa's New Music Video For 'Eyo' - Shot In Lagos

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International music star, Asa has released the video for her hit single 'Eyo' and unlike most of her other videos shot in various locations outside Nigeria, Eyo is shot in Lagos. The song is off her Bed of Stone album which was released in 2014.

The colourful video, which has the soulful singer combining several great fashion choices with her signature eye pieces, was directed by Meji Alabi for JM production. The video celebrates the lifestyle of the average Nigerian and taps into the nostalgia of fun childhood memories and culture. Check out the BTS photos and watch below...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tonto Dikeh Rocks Sexy Bra & Panties In PLAY Album Art Photos

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Tonto Dikeh, under her music stage name, Pokolee is out with a new single titled PLAY, a collabo with dancehall artiste, Nedu. The actress cum singer is also showing off a new look in the promo pictures of the album art for the song.

Rocking short red hair with a full bang, Tonto is dressed in a sexy black lace enhanced yellow bra and matching high waist panties, with a fur coat and loads of gold jewellery completing the look. More photos below..

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pharrell Williams & Robin Thicke To Pay $7.3 Million For Copying Marvin Gaye

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According to various news reports, a jury has found  Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke guilty of copying  Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up"for their hit song, 'Blurred Lines. The duo have been ordered to pay $7.3 million to the Gaye's family which is much less than the $25 million the family was seeking.

"Blurred Lines" which was the biggest hit of 2013 earned more than $5 million apiece for Thicke and Williams. Although both are credited as its songwriters, Williams wrote the song in about an hour in 2012, and the pair recorded it in one night. TI also performed on the song but was not credited as the writer.

Open Letter To D’Banj - Enough of the Idiotic Dance Steps, Time To Reinvent Yourself

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Recently, the above photo of D’banj performing on stage in the UK went viral because it seemed the music star was getting a BJ by a female fan while he stood right there on stage with all other watching and the paparazzi clicking away. The picture has given rise to many different people weighing on the Dbanj brand all over again.

However, our favorite opinion piece is written by Joy Bewaji who says her post is NOT a love letter to Dbanj. But if you ask me, with the suggestions she makes in the article, Dbanj could do worse than pay close attention. Read below...

Lami Phillips on Being a Woman In Music, Sexual Harrasment, Tiwa Savage, & More on AML Show

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Singer and songwriter Lami Phillips made her major debut in the music industry, in 2009, with the release of her freshman album ‘intuition.’ Since then, the Afro-queen of soul has created and maintained a sound and style that keeps R&B/alternative/rock music relevant on Africa’s music map.

In this episode of The Africa Music Law Show, Lami opens up on producing her freshman album, using social media to build her brand, women in music and progress, Tiwa Savage as a trailblazer, sexual harassment, and violence against women in the industry. Lami and Uduak also discuss the business of music, her upcoming EP and album record label agreements, death of larger record labels in Nigeria, copyright society of Nigeria (COSON), and much more. It is an episode not to be missed. Listen below..

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Asa Speaks On New Sexy Look and Successful Bed of Stone Tour In Europe

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RML asked before whether Nigerians were ready for a sexy Asa, read here, and it seems the answer is a big resounding yes, going by the success of her ongoing Europe tour for latest album Bed of Stone. Asa had previously said she found love while writing songs for the album.

In newly released photos, Asa continues with the mature and sexy look. She makes a departure from her usual laid back style in a menswear inspired black pantsuit with a plunging neckline. In another, she is all girly in a white shirt over a flaring full-length azure skirt.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Beckyonce - 'Single Loser : Put A Beck On It' Mash-up Surfaces - Listen

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A mashup of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" and Beck's "Loser" has just surfaced online, and people are loving it! I'd never heard of Beck before the Grammys incident with Kanye last week, and I'm guessing I'm not alone. So maybe he needs to thank Kanye? Now, not only do I know who he is, with this mashup, I'm hearing his music in a new way that makes me wanna listen to more.

So about the mash-up, it is supposed to put a stop to the question that has been raging since Sunday. Who's better: Beyonce or Beck? A New Jersey producer, who calls himself "Beckyonce Knowles-Hansen", tells ABC he wants everyone to make peace with this mashup of both artists' arguably most famous songs. Find out who he prefers, what he thinks of Kanye, and listen to the music below..

Drake Drops New Album - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

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With no fanfare or prior publicity, Drake dropped his latest album just before midnight on Friday, February 13. The 28-year-old rapper tweeted a link to iTunes, and it turned out to be for his new album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. A very apt title if you think about it. Of course, social media instantly went into a meltdown

The new album features 17 new songs, some of which have already been debuted on his Soundcloud page. Some of his tracks are collaborations with artists such as Lil Wayne and Travi$ Scott.

The release of the album comes hours after Drake dropped a new 14-minute short film, Jungle, which featured two short snippets of his new music. See the album listing below...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Straight Outta Compton Debuts Official Trailer

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Straight Outta Compton is a movie based on the true life of early 90s rappers N.W.A who mostly came from Compton, a suburb of LA. The film premiered the Red Band Trailer yesterday with an introduction from Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, both members of the group. Synopsis;

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country.  When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation.

Taraji P Henson Debuts Kendrick Lamar's The Blacker The Berry - Produced by Boi-1da

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Kendrick Lamar just dropped a new record, and guess who debuted it, Empire's Cookie - Taraji P. Henson! The song which Taraji says is her favorite is titled The Blacker The Berry, and is a self and race-affirmation anthem. It is produced by Boi-1da, who is currently trending on Twitter, with additional Production by Terrace Martin. Check it out below...

Madonna's Raunchy Grammys Performance Of Living For Love - Yay or Nay?

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56-year-old Madonna stunned photographers and other celebrities alike when she walked the Grammys red carpet in a custom boob-baring Givenchy minidress. While adjusting the outfit, Madonna showed off her naked butt with only fishnet stockings covering it. The long time star who came to prominence in the 80s, later shared the photo above on her Instagram page writing, "holding on to my Grammys️ #livingforlove #bitchimmadonna."

During the awards ceremony, Madonna performed a sexually charged rendition of her song, Living For Love with male dancers with maleficient bull horns. Some think she's too old for such a raunchy show, and point to fellow 80's music star Annie Lennox as sometime who respects her age. Some called Madonna a 'Naughty Grandma'. What do you think? See video and more photos below...

Kanye West Rushes Grammys Stage After Beck Wins Album Of The Year, Criticizes Awards

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In a nod to his interruption of Taylor Swift at 2009's VMAs, Kanye West rushed up to the Grammys stage last night after Beck won Album Of The Year. As he accepted his award, Kanye appeared to want to take the mic from him and the audience feared he would once again rant that Beyonce should have won over Beck.

However, this time Kanye on getting to the stage decided against addressing the audience - which prompted many to think he was just poking fun at himself. Beyoncé and Jay Z’s reactions to the stunt too were priceless. See the videos below...

Grammys 2015 Take Me To Church! Annie Lennox, Beyonce, Common & John Legend, More...

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The Grammys have come and gone but the performances at the awards ceremony will continue to resonate for a very long time, till the next annual event, or maybe for all time! Like the performance by 80's rock & roller Annie Lennox of Take Me to Church / I Put a Spell On You with singer-songwriter Hozier. Amazing!

Beyonce also literally took us to church with her rendition of ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’ from the soundtrack of the movie Selma, though some complained that Ledisi who recorded it for the movie should also have done it on stage for the Grammys. But there were no complaints as John Legend and Common performed their own 'Glory', also from the same movie celebrating the 1964 Selma protest march.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sam Smith's Stay With Me Was Plagiarized From Tom Petty?

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Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” has been proved to be a rip-off of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” released to great acclaim back in 1989. The British singer basically acknowledged this when he agreed an out of court settlement a few days ago to pay royalties to Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne for writing credit on Stay With Me. Tom Petty says of the agreement by both musicians to settle out of court;

"About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam.  All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen.  Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by.  Sam’s people were very understanding of our predicament and we easily came to an agreement.

Kanye West Premieres Only One With North West On Ellen, Talks About Trying For More Kids

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Kanye West has premiered the new video for his “Only One” single with Paul McCartney and it features himself and his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter with Kim Kardashian, North West. The rapper shared an exclusive first look at the video on Ellen, and the talk show host lavished praise on Kanye, calling him “amazing.”

Directed by Spike Jonze, the video shows him and North wandering and gazing at each other in a field. After the video, Kanye also talked with Ellen Degeneres about wanting more kids.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rapper J Cole To Turn Forest Hills Drive Childhood Home To Rent-Free Haven For Single Mothers

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Rapper J. Cole named his latest album 2014 Forest Hills Drive after his childhood home where he grew up with a single mother. As part of promoting the album, the rapper revealed that he had bought back the house after his mother lost it some years ago. He also invited fans from his social media to come and spend time with him there.

Now, J Cole says he plans to use the house as a haven for single mothers with many children where the children can bond and the mother will not have to worry about rent for a couple of years or so.